Sherry Pagoto, PhD

Director, UConn Center for mHealth & Social Media

Koons Hall, Room 326

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Dr. Sherry Pagoto is a Professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and Director of the UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Her research focuses on leveraging technology in the development and delivery of behavioral interventions targeting diet, physical activity, and cancer prevention behaviors. She has had federal funding for her program of research for 15 consecutive years and has published over 185 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has received several awards for her work including the UMass Medical School Women in Science and Health Achievement Award in 2015, The Obesity Society Pioneer in mHealth/eHealth Award in 2014, Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Career/Young Investigator Award in 2006, and the Western Michigan University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. Devoted to science communication, she has 24k followers on Twitter and is a contributor to US News and World ReportChronicle of Higher EducationInside Higher Education, Salon, The Conversation, STAT NewsPsychology Today, and KevinMD. Her work has been featured in major news outlets including CNN, NPR, NBC News, ABC News, and Good Morning America.